Sheba Vine was named the vice president and general counsel for First Healthcare Compliance, a privately-owned business enterprise located in Wilmington that helps physicians and other health care providers comply with federal rules and regulations.

Vine will oversee all operations related to First Healthcare Compliance’s contracts, content offerings, legal affairs, human resources and regulatory compliance. Previously, she served as the senior director of regulatory compliance, assisting clients with health care regulatory matters and providing counsel to internal departments.

Vine plans to build on the success that FHC achieved by maintaining the internal culture of compliance and integrity, and expanding the cloud-based offerings to help health care professionals stay ahead of the compliance curve.

Prior to joining First Healthcare Compliance, Vine was an attorney in private practice, concentrating in litigation and employment law. She is licensed to practice law in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Vine holds a juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Drexel University and is a certified professional compliance officer.

Vine is on the board of trustees for the Food Bank of South Jersey and a member of the Business Development Advisory Committee for Woolwich Township, New Jersey. Her published articles include “Policies Should Reflect the Changing Law Landscape,” “Protect Nursing Staff from Harassment” and “Is Your Practice HIPAA Compliant When Responding to Subpoenas for PHI?”

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